The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa Program hit new records in terms of calls, emails and Facebook and Twitter followers on Dec. 24, according to Peterson Air Force Base.
The program, which began after a misprinted ad in a local paper in 1955, has volunteers and NORAD staff answering queries on the location of Santa Claus as he circles the globe delivering presents on December 24, the base said in a press release.
The NORAD Tracks Santa program answered nearly 102,000 calls and 7,721 emails this year.
The website www.noradsanta.org had 18.9 million unique visitors from 220 countries and territories during December, while fans of the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page neared 1 million. And more than 101,000 people followed Santa’s progress on Twitter, the press release said.